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Many surprises await walkers on Michigan Avenue. After having cows and sofas in the past, you will now find horses. Not live ones, but sculptures, tributes to Chicago Police Department officers killed or disabled in the line of duty since 1853.

Gold:

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Silver:

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Multicolor:

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And more. Plus, fall flora shouts from the median strips:

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And pumpkins and scarecrows beckon along the sidewalk:

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And more changing of the leaves amaze at Millennium Park:

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All too soon, those leaves will fall. A few boats are still in the harbor. It won’t be long until they travel down the Chicago River to dry dock for the winter.

I’m not ready to get ready for winter. And, since we don’t have to rake leaves like we did in the suburbs with sixteen oak trees on our lot (or should I say my husband doesn’t have to), I can simply saunter up and down Michigan Avenue and enjoy its splendor, while honoring the services and sacrifices of our police department…along with all the visitors that enjoy our city.

Come! With the crispness in the air, it’s a refreshing time of year.

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See more horses at http://www.horsesofhonor.com/gallery/

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